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Crafts

Plastic Bottle Pig Planter

By Guest Blogger Rachel from the Blog Doodle and Stitch.

Doodle and stitch is a craft blog full of fun and colourful craft ideas, tutorials and videos for people of all ages and abilities, from DIY home decor to messy kids crafts and everything in between.

Upcycle an old plastic bottle into an adorable pig planter!

A great farmyard animal craft idea for kids – learn how to make a pig planter out of an old plastic bottle!

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Candle Making

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Lighting a candle is the ultimate way to make your home feel more warm and cozy. You can have wonderful scents wafting through the air and a nice, warm, flickering light next to you as you sit with a mug of a warm drink under a blanket. Does it really get any better?

Tissue Paper Transfer Candles

Tissue Paper Transfer Candles

Grab a few super cheap pillar candles and make them look so much more chic with this easy tissue transfer technique. These make great homemade gifts and look so nice in a hurricane jar or just set out on your mantle.

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Free Stuff Friday!!

It’s Friday again, and we have a wonderful paper crafting prize pack to give away today, so let’s get right to it!

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This week’s winner will receive a pack of Plaid Stencils, Heidi Grace Designs Rub-Ons, A Hot Off the Press Folding Template, and a We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week:  If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you want to be?

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Ask the Experts: Trimming, Die Cutting and Emellishments

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

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Q: Sometimes when I use my paper trimmer I still manage to cut crooked.  How can I make sure that doesn’t happen?

A: Often it’s just a matter of making sure the paper is correctly lined up in the trimmer.  One easy way to make the perfect cut is to use a scoring board and score a small line at the top and bottom of your paper at the inch mark you will be cutting.  Place the paper in your trimmer, lining up the score marks in the blade groove and your good to go.  No more crooked cuts!

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